Flávio Aurélio Parente Settanni

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of dizziness on quality of life (QOL) in Meniere's disease (MD) patients. METHODS OF STUDY Fifty definite MD patients were submitted to the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), in and out of crisis. The DHI scores were correlated to age, sex, race, disease duration, unilateral/bilateral labyrinth involvement,(More)
Introduction Schwannoma of the olfactory groove is an extremely rare tumor that can share a differential diagnosis with meningioma or neuroblastoma. Objectives The authors present a case of giant schwannoma involving the anterior cranial fossa and ethmoid sinuses. Case Report The patient presented with a 30-month history of left nasal obstruction, anosmia,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the reabsorption characteristics of fresh septal cartilage autografts, preserved homografts, and preserved autografts in the nasal dorsum of rabbits. METHODS Rabbit nasal dorsum cartilage grafts were placed in 3 groups. The first group used fresh autologous cartilage; the second group, alcohol-preserved homologous cartilage; and the(More)
In the present study, we compared six different solubilization buffers and optimized two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) conditions for human lymph node proteins. In addition, we developed a simple protocol for 2-D gel storage. Efficient solubilization was obtained with lysis buffers containing (a) 8 M urea, 4% CHAPS (3-[(3-cholamidopropyl)(More)
A 53-year-old woman presented with three types of pain. The pains had characteristics of neuralgia of the fifth cranial nerve, ninth cranial nerve, and cluster headache. On further investigation, a tumour in the posterior fossa was observed and histologically shown to be an epidermoid tumour.
Seven patients with clinical and electroneurographic evidence of tarsal tunnel syndrome were managed surgically, after failed attempts for non-surgical treatment. Post-operative results were more satisfactory than the previous responses to non-surgical therapies. Tarsal tunnel syndrome appears to respond better to surgical intervention than to conservative(More)
UNLABELLED Little is know on tarsal tunnel syndrome by means of image and electrophysiological access. It is imperative the differential diagnosis on diseases which present foot pain. PURPOSE To present patients with foot pain complaints, whose clinical pattern allowed the diagnosis of tarsal tunnel syndrome. METHODS Eleven patients underwent nerve(More)
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